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Kirton arsonist set fire to family home due to 'paranoid schizophrenia', court is told

Lincoln Crown Court (3638452)
Lincoln Crown Court (3638452)

A Kirton arsonist who set fire to his family home after developing delusional beliefs has been given an indefinite hospital order.

James McDonald (31) endangered the lives of two family members when he used petrol to start a blaze at their house in Meeres Lane, Kirton, while they were still in bed.

A judge at Lincoln Crown Court today (Thursday) heard how McDonald's mother and aunt only escaped after one them woke up at 4.15am on May 18, 2017, and realised there was a fire.

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